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Secondary Education

Do you like working with students and helping them learn? Consider a career in education! As an education pre-major, you will study a wide range of subjects that cover basic teaching skills. You will also learn what is required to become a teacher and gain a general foundational knowledge in subjects such as math and English.

This popular pre-major program allows you to earn an associate degree. Additionally, taking classes at SFCC will also count towards your Bachelor of Arts in Education at a four-year institution. To ensure you are taking the classes you need for your special interests in teaching, meet with an advisor on campus.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
EDUC& 202
Introduction to Education
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
HLTH 270
Nutrition for Fitness
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
EDUC& 204
Exceptional Child
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Choose 1 course from:
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
ENGL& 112
Introduction to Fiction
5
ENGL& 113
Introduction to Poetry
5
Choose 1 course from:
HIST& 136
US History 1
5
HIST& 137
US History 2
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
BIOL 110
Insects and People
5
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Choose 3 credit from:
EDUC 260
Educational Psychology
5
EDUC 280
Behavior and Classroom Management
5
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
ICS 180
Child Abuse and Neglect
5
Choose 2 credit from:
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
1 - 5
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 187
Cross Training
2
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
MUSC 106
History of Popular Music
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    ESBS Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

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Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D